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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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US Presidential coverage

Posted by davidburbage on January 7, 2008

I am probably not alone in wondering why, in all of the column inches and minutes and hours of radio and TV airtime covering the US presidential elections, there is so little mention of policy, and what it would likely mean for the world if we have Romney/Huckabee/McCain/Guiliani/Clinton2/Obama etc. World trade, free trade, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan – international relations … who would do what?

I hear plenty about Obama-this and Clinton-that, McCain-this and Romney-that but the names are surely just names unless there is anything attached to the differences.

In the Times this morning there was a long article by Tim Hames . Googling for today’s link came up with this –  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/tim_hames/article1368847.ece – also supremely short on policy differences and long on all about the personalities.

I am already tired of hearing that the Democratic race is so they have a candidate that, if they win, will be either the first black president or the first woman president – like, how could anyone have missed that !

 Hames’ article today (he’s not the only culprit) here is similarly devoid of policy information – we learn more about the 1924 Democrats than the 2008 ones, apart from Obama’s rhetoric is ‘liberal’. It’s a start, maybe.


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